• Vishnu

Sri Venkateswara Temple

About the Temple: The Venkateshwara Swami (Balaji) temple is dedicated to Lord Balaji and is located in the USA. It became something of an architectural model for other temples built in the USA. A unique feature of the temple is that there is space for pradakshina inside the temple, around the presiding deity and around all the major shrines inside the temple.History of Temple: A large number of fans from the Midwestern states,especially from Chicago area used to go to Pittsburgh to have darshan of Sri Venkateswara swami.While the experience was profoundly rewarding,the time and exertion needed to make the trek was making it troublesome for some to have his darshan as frequently as their souls desired.Many felt a void in their profound lives and their discontent was wide spread.The condition of undertakings proceeded until 1985.As an aftereffect of charity of nine families who gave 20 sections of land of area with a ranch house in Aurora (a far west suburb of Chicago),as a site for the proposed Balaji temple,a starting was made in the acknowledgment of a fantasy of many.Since Sri Venkateswara swami (Balaji) temple is a foundation that needs to serve countless eras to come,plans were drawn on a grand scale identified with the methods accessible and the needs of the moment.No torments were saved in making its outlines meet the agamic space prerequisites when in the meantime guaranteeing that it likewise meets the nearby building codes,structural wellbeing principles and the needs of the group.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Fame
  • Freedom from diseases
  • Wealth
  • Courage
  • Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
  • Relief from bondage
Shlokas

Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey

Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.

Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum

Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.

Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram

Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.

Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami

Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.

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